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Jesus’ Later Ministry East of the Jordan

“Many put faith in him.”​—John 10:42

Jesus’ Later Ministry East of the Jordan



Jesus’ Ministry in Perea

Jesus explains to his listeners what is needed to gain salvation. His advice was important back then. What about today?


Invitations to a Meal​—Whom Does God Invite?

While dining at the home of a Pharisee, Jesus gives an illustration about a grand evening meal. He has an important lesson for all of God’s people. What is it?


Discipleship​—How Serious?

Becoming a disciple of Christ is a serious responsibility. Jesus leaves no doubt about what is involved. Some would-be followers may be shocked by what he says.


Rejoicing Over the Sinner Who Repents

The scribes and the Pharisees criticize Jesus for having dealings with common people. In response, Jesus uses illustrations to show how God views sinners.


The Son Who Was Lost Returns

What lessons can we learn from Jesus’ illustration of the prodigal son?


Plan Ahead​—Use Practical Wisdom

Jesus uses an illustration of a scheming, corrupt house manager to teach a surprising truth.


A Change for the Rich Man and for Lazarus

The key to understanding Jesus’ parable is identifying who the two main characters represent.


Teaching in Perea on the Way to Judea

He highlights a quality that can help us to forgive even those who sin against us repeatedly.


“The Resurrection and the Life”

What did Jesus mean when he said that those who exercise faith in him “will never die at all”?


Lazarus Is Resurrected

Two key aspects of this event make it impossible even for Jesus’ opposers to deny the miracle.


Ten Lepers Healed​—One Shows Gratitude

The healed man shows appreciation not only to Jesus but also to someone else.


The Son of Man Will Be Revealed

How will Christ’s presence be like lightning?


Two Great Needs​—Prayer and Humility

In his illustration of a wicked judge and a widow, Jesus stresses the value of a particular quality.


Teaching About Divorce and Love for Children

Jesus views young children very differently than his disciples do. Why?


Jesus Answers a Rich Young Ruler

What moves Jesus to say that it is easier for a camel to get through the eye of a sewing needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God?


Illustration of the Workers in the Vineyard

How do the first become last and the last become first?


The Apostles Again Seek Prominence

James and John ask for special positions in the Kingdom, but they are not alone.


Jesus Heals Blind Men and Helps Zacchaeus

How can the seemingly conflicting Bible accounts about Jesus healing a blind man near Jericho be harmonized?


His Illustration of Ten Minas

What did Jesus mean when he said: “To everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away”?